Hatfield, Charles

Associate Professor, Literature

Faculty Associate:
The Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History
Center for Translation Studies
Center for U.S.-Latin America Initiatives

Office:  JO 5.516

Areas of Specialization:  Latin American literature, intellectual history, and visual art
Critical theory
Translation studies

Education: PhD, Romance Languages and Literatures, The Johns Hopkins University, 2007
BA Hons, Spanish, University of Toronto, 2000

Charles Hatfield teaches courses on the literature, culture, and intellectual history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin America as well as on the theory and practice of translation.

His first book, tentatively entitled Latin America and Anti-Universalism (forthcoming, University of Texas Press, 2015), deals with the theoretical underpinnings and political consequences of the politics of identity associated with Latinoamericanismo. He is presently completing a second project, co-authored with Ilan Stavans, entitled The Big Theft: Translation and the Hispanic World, which explores the history and politics of translation in Spain and Latin America from the sixteenth century to the present. Hatfield has published essays, reviews, and translations in journals such as Revista Hispánica Moderna, MLN, Política Común, Nonsite, Mandorla: New Writing from the Americas, and World Literature Today, and he is one of the editors-in-chief of the journal Translation Review (winner of the 2013 Phoenix Award from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals).

He is beginning work on a book about aesthetic autonomy in nineteenth-century Latin American painting.